Competitions are a vital part of an architect’s career, with many firms getting their first commissions through winning projects. The Urban Land Institute allows students to get experience in this practice with their annual design challenge. The ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition is an urban design and development contest for graduate students. The competition invites multi-disciplinary student teams to devise a comprehensive development program for a real, large-scale site. Teams of five students, representing at least three disciplines, have two weeks to develop solutions that include drawings, site plans, tables, and market-feasible financial data. This is an 'ideas' competition; there is no expectation that any of the submitted schemes will be applied to the chosen site. The winning team will receive $50,000 and the finalist teams $10,000 each. 

The SoA has sent multiple teams over the past five years, with one team finishing in 2nd place. If you would like to participate in the Hines Competition, email Natalie Bixby, who can help get your team registered. The deadline for submission is December 8. 

The nationally recognized Hart Howerton Fellowship Program is now accepting applications. Each summer, the program allows Hart Howerton to employ students for planning, architecture and/or landscape architecture internships in their New York and San Francisco offices.

The Fellowship includes:

• $5,000 Fellowship travel expenses during the 3-week travel period.
• Salary for the 8-week Fellowship/Internship within the office.
• $2,250 for housing assistance during the 8-week stay in San Francisco or New York.
• Round trip travel to SF or NY from the student’s school.
* Funded travel for research.

The application deadline is January 23, 2015 and must be uploaded with an electronic portfolio. For more information on submitting your application and acoompanying files, click here. Hart Howerton will select a short list of up to 10 students to be interviewed by telephone or in person before the final selection. The list of Fellows will be announced on February 27, 2015 and arrive in the firm’s offices in late May/early June. The program is completed prior to the start of their fall semester.

Veruska Vasconez is curating and participating in an exhibit of work at the Huntington Building starting November 15 with a reception on November 21. Other participating faculty artists include Professors Jacob Brillhart, Rocco Ceo and Austin Matheson. The event, known as Meetinghouse, pulls together creative makers of many disciplines and combines results of their efforts; promotes a community discourse and emphasizes process and labor as integral components of idea and execution. 

Jaime Correa will deliver a High Noon lunchtime lecture this Wednesday, November 12 at 12:15 p.m. in Rinker Classroom. The lecture entitled "Imago Urbis: History of the Future (please come in)," is a proposal for an urban design tactical practice based on semantics and the use of environmental typography. Correa will demonstrate his theory with four new projects embedded in a graphic American tradition called "conceptual symbolism." 

Ari Millas recently attended the Harvard Graduate School of Design's (HGSD) 50th Reunion of the class of 1964. Ten of the fifteen living graduates who attended, traveled from Argentina, Chile, China, Japan, Spain and the United States.

Alumnus Dana P. Little, B.Arch '90, was recently appointed the new City of Delray Beach Director of Planning and Zoning. He was the former Director of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and Urban Designer for the City of West Palm Beach.

November 12 High Noon faculty lunchtime series lecture, “Imago Urbis” by Jaime Correa. Rinker Classroom in Perez Architecture Center, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

November 13 Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit and “Cross Resonance in the Arts and Sciences” lecture by Ruth West. Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall in Perez Architecture Center, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

November 17 Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit with lecture ”Data Mapping and 3D Visualization with GIS” by Li Yi, lecturer, School of Architecture. Glasgow Hall, Perez Architecture Center, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

November 19 Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit and GIS Day (Geographic Information System). Richter Library, 3rd floor conference room, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

November 20 The Festival of Trees will be held at the Coral Gables Country Club between the hours of 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Over 30 unique trees designed by local architects and artists will be auctioned off during this event. 

November 23-29 The SoA will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

December 3 High Noon faculty lunchtime series lecture, “The Victorian Working Drawing and the Architect as Masterful Dictator” by Katherine Wheeler. Rinker Classroom in Perez Architecture Center, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

December 3 SoA Agenda - Call to Order series lecture by Sharon Johnston of Johnston Marklee. Glasgow Hall in Perez Architecture Center, 6:30 p.m.

December 3-5  Art Basel Miami begins.

Header image: UM SoA received an honorable mention in the 2014 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition with “Infields” for its urban agriculture and farming strategies by Mohamed Al-Thobaiti, Timothy Cardwell, Victor Chavez,
Benjamin Kurzius and Elbert Whitfield.
Faculty & Staff News image: The Huntington Building is a historic site in Miami. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1989. On November 21, 2014, the Meetinghouse exhibition and opening party will take place in the penthouse of this downtown location.
Student News image: Gulfside Village, Lulu Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, by Hart Howerton.
Events image: Courtesy of Professor Jaime Correa.

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